Tigerair flight turned around after ‘threat’
A TIGERAIR flight from Sydney to Melbourne turned back mid-flight due to a possible safety threat on board last night.
Tigerair's flight TT271 to Melbourne was forced to return to Sydney Airport, The Herald Sun reported.
The flight left at 7.05pm and returned to Sydney at 8.35pm.
Police surrounded the plane and passengers were told to stay seated and switch off their phones.
A Tigerair Australia spokesman said in a statement: "The captain made the decision to return to Sydney following an incident on-board. In line with standard procedures, the Australian Federal Police met the aircraft on arrival."
No one has been arrested and there have been no reported injuries.
A New South Wales Police spokeswoman said officers were on scene at Sydney Airport.
She said they were called to reports of a "threat" about 8.30pm.
Some passengers took to social media to complain about the lack of information coming from authorities.
They were finally allowed to check in for a new flight to Melbourne today.
Sydney Airport has a curfew which stops planes leaving after 11pm, which meant the passengers could not be put on flights last night.
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